The Bair Foundation – B.E.S.T. Program Preserving and Strengthening Families in Pittsburgh, PA

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B.E.S.T. Program for families in crisis promotes In-Home Preservation & Reunification

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The Bair Foundation’s Pittsburgh office announced the addition of its B.E.S.T. for Families Program to their list of services. This unique program promotes a strength-based and family focused model that incorporates community support and family strengths to create healthy interdependence. This program could begin while the child is in foster care preparing to transition back home or as a prevention tool to keep the child from an out-of-home placement.

The Bair Foundation utilizes ACTIVE PARENTING, a nationally recognized evidence-based parenting curriculum that has proven outcomes. Active Parenting is an interactive learning experience that teaches families effective parenting skills. These skills include positive communication, effective discipline, conflict resolution, delinquency prevention, and how to encourage the development of healthy self esteem in their children. Active Parenting utilizes both “hands on” and video based instruction, which assists families in gaining a true understanding of effective parenting. It is an evidence-based practice that has proven effective in empowering families to raise happy, healthy children.

County agencies can make a referral or request for services to The Bair Foundation – Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. by using B.E.S.T. Service Form which can be faxed to 412-341-8622 or by calling 412-341-6850. A family worker from the Bair Foundation will schedule an appointment, make an assessment, and determine a treatment plan. Within thirty days of receipt of the referral, the Family Service Plan is completed which includes an assessment of the family’s strength, areas of concern, and how goals can be accomplished utilizing the family’s support. Services include case management and a coordination of community resources to help the family reach their goals.

The Bair Foundation is a non-profit agency that has successfully cared for and treated children, teens and families for over 40 years.    As a nationally recognized leader in the field of children & family services, The Bair Foundation has 37 offices operating in 8 states. In addition to the B.E.S.T. program in Pittsburgh, PA., Bair offers a myriad of programs and services they are able to address and meet the unique needs of children and families in crisis; services include: Therapeutic Foster Care, Traditional Foster Care, Adoption Services, Medically-Needy Foster Care, Independent Living Services, Parent Empowerment Program, In-Home Services, Assessment Home, & Outpatient Services.

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